A chained lion is such a gladiatorial arena icon it was only a matter of time before I got one.
I like this model, especially the mane. But there’s huge ugly seam that cuts right through the torso. And it’s quite difficult to patch. At least I have a later model, which uses a stiffer resin in the leg to prevent drooping (I hope).
Caho-Ta is actually maybe my least favorite of the Beast models for Arena Rex. A horse is maybe a little mundane. Still, it’s a very dynamic horse. Just look at the face.
Caho-Ta is the Zephyri mount, going with Hroka. So of course I had to have him. I ended up embedding a magnet to hold Hroka in place. It’s not quite as smooth as I might like, but it’s a lot firmer than relying on friction.
One of the things that make Arena Rex models unique is how much they take advantage of the three dimensional nature. Many Malifaux models, for example, clearly are designed first as the two-dimensional character art, then fleshed out. As a result, that original angle is canonical and any other angle suffers.
Caho-Ta, on the other hand, looks quite different from every angle. A single view doesn’t capture it well.
I’m a well-documented sucker for limited models. So when Lupa became available, I had to have her. I used a combination of the red-violets of my Legio XIII and greens of some of my Zephyri so she’ll fit in with either. Arena Rex’s fluid faction system means it doesn’t really matter, but I’m not one to find clever combos.
This hammer, in resin with two contact points, is pretty much my nightmare, trying to keep things lined up and straight. At least it isn’t as painful as some of the spears.